Outline Number 3

Count your Blessings!

 

IF Christ had not risen,

                we would still be in our sins!

                            (1 Cor 15:17)

 

IF God had not chosen and drawn us,

                we would have never become His children!

                (Jn 6:44;15:16; Rom 8:28-30)

 

IF someone had not preached the gospel to us,

                we would have never believed in Christ!

                (Rom 10:13,14; Acts 8:30,31)

 

IF the Lord had not been patient with us,

                we would have never been forgiven!

                (Mt 18:26,27; Rom 2:4)

 

IF God had not been merciful and compassionate,

                we would have been consumed!

                (Lam 3:22-24)

 

IF Christ had not ascended to Heaven,

                we would have never received the Holy Spirit!

                (Jn 16:7)

 

IF the Word of God had not been our delight,

                we would have perished in our sorrows!

                (Psa 119:92)

 

IF God had not left a remnant in Church history,

                we would have become like Sodom and Gomorrah!

                (Isa 1:9)

 

IF the Lord had not been on our side,

                we would have been swallowed by our enemies!

                (Psa 124:1-5)

 

IF God had not made a hedge around us and set a limit,

                we would have been destroyed by the devil!

                (Job 1:10; 38:11; 1 Cor 10:13)

 

IF the Holy Spirit had not planted us in the Church,

                we would not be growing in faith and love!

                (Psa 92:13,14; Eph 3:17-19; Heb 3:12,13; 10:24,25)

 

IF Christ had not given us ministerial leaders,

                we would have gone astray!

                (Eph 4:11-13; Acts 20:28)

 

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A lifetime of research will not be sufficient to completely list out God’s  blessings and what we would have missed if He had not acted on our behalf. Nevertheless give yourself to this exercise so you "forget not all His benefits!"

 

Count your blessings

Name them one by one

Count your blessings

See what God has done

Count your blessings

Name them one by one

And it will surprise you

What the Lord has done

                                                                            —Worship the Lord singing this hymn and stay grateful to Him.